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    Maybe buying better gimp will retard...

    Maybe buying better gimp will retard oxidation/discoloration also? I buy .8mm vermeil gimp from firemountaingems:
    https://www.firemountaingems.com/search?keywords=vermeil+gimp
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    It seems to me that any pearl necklace that is...

    It seems to me that any pearl necklace that is worn much will need restringing eventually, whatever the thread. The weight of the pearls and the effect of gravity just tightens the knots more and...
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    You could also slow down oxidation by storing...

    You could also slow down oxidation by storing pearls (and all jewelry that tends to tarnish) with a small square of anti-tarnish paper (available on Amazon and elsewhere.)
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    I suppose one could use wire guardians instead of...

    I suppose one could use wire guardians instead of gimp.
    https://www.beadalon.com/findings/wire_guardians.asp
  5. Gorgeous color!

    Gorgeous color!
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    That's the issue. I hope the wire on my GSS from...

    That's the issue. I hope the wire on my GSS from Cees never breaks, because I don't have a clue how I'd restring them with the hidden clasp. I think I'd probably have to just replace the 2 end...
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    Sticky: Thank you SydK and eolian pearls! SydK, I have a...

    Thank you SydK and eolian pearls!
    SydK, I have a cheapie FW rope too that I just wear when I want something long to play with. :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Thank you, Charlotta!

    Thank you, Charlotta!
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    Sticky: I don't often layer my necklaces, but the light...

    I don't often layer my necklaces, but the light quality is so nice today that I had to wear these together so I could enjoy the overtones.

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    I'm surprised it's that many!

    I'm surprised it's that many!
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    Sticky: My goodness, BWeaves, the colors!!! :eek:

    My goodness, BWeaves, the colors!!! :eek:
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    Copying and pasting Pattye's post for people with...

    Copying and pasting Pattye's post for people with older eyes, like me...
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  13. Many manufacturers, no doubt.

    Many manufacturers, no doubt.
  14. It does look like "SILVER". 77822

    It does look like "SILVER".

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  15. A lot of risk can be avoided by only using...

    A lot of risk can be avoided by only using "Friends and Family" for its intended use. It is not meant for purchases and offers no buyer protection. When sellers request payment via "Friends and...
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    I'd go for the larger size unless she spends a...

    I'd go for the larger size unless she spends a lot of time on the phone. Larger studs can feel awkward when holding a phone against one's ear.
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    Bead bumpers-- what a great idea!

    Bead bumpers-- what a great idea!
  18. There are lots of Tahitian necklaces out there! ...

    There are lots of Tahitian necklaces out there! With so many options, the "tricky" part is finding the one that you like best.
  19. Bond No. 9 perfumes are all named after NYC...

    Bond No. 9 perfumes are all named after NYC locations.
    https://www.bondno9.com/shop/eau-de-parfum/
  20. Sticky: CIBJO Guide For Classifying Pearls 2021

    This is simply an excellent resource!

    http://www.cibjo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/21-02-17-CIBJO-Pearl-Guide.pdf
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    "Fine" Beaders Secret thread from Bernadette in...

    "Fine" Beaders Secret thread from Bernadette in Australia also works.
  22. Some Bond No. 9 perfume bottles are studded with...

    Some Bond No. 9 perfume bottles are studded with Swarovski:

    See this one in particular:...
  23. Thanks for the heads up!

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Yes, just like other pearl necklaces, and if you...

    Yes, just like other pearl necklaces, and if you prefer you can knot only near the end pearls. Given that these are pearls, I'd do that in preference to wire. Wire can erode the hole edges over...
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    For very small pearls I use 10# test PowerPro or...

    For very small pearls I use 10# test PowerPro or the Fine thickness of Serafil that I bought from Pattye. Both are stronger than fine silk. The PowerPro is the strongest-- 10# test means it takes...
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